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    Are Your Managers Right For Employee Relations?

    Are Your Managers Right For Employee Relations?
    "The number one reason for conflict is the need to be right." The first time I heard this, I was an ROTC instructor by day and a graduate student by night. When I wasn't teaching leadership or hanging out by the Schuylkill River, I was grabbing nuggets of wisdom from my graduate courses. I think of this nugget often with managers ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Projected Human Resources Earnings Guide

    Projected Human Resources Earnings Guide
    You've heard that your base salary is largely determined by your education level - but did you ever wonder exactly how much education matters? If you've got enough smarts, it shouldn't matter whether or not you have formal training - right? Wrong. At least, it might not be so simple. As job scarcity continues to drive more competition to each open ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Top 10 Tips for Financial Aid

    Top 10 Tips for Financial Aid
    *Tip 1:* Prioritize your efforts, starting with the federal government. Then turn to the private sector for additional assistance. Visit www.finaid.org to learn about all your funding opportunities. *Tip 2:* Learn all you can about the college financial aid process. Be sure to meet your aid administrator and establish a relationship. Tip 3: Submit a FAFSA, even if you don't think ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    HR 101: An Overview, Part I

    HR 101: An Overview, Part I
    There is more to human resources than recruiting the hottest talent. In fact, this field offers many varied career paths, and the one you choose should depend on your interests. Learn what's available before you settle on a direction. Read HR 101: An Overview, Part II [page] HR Generalist Are you the kind of person who likes to do a little ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Hanging on to Health Insurance

    Hanging on to Health Insurance
    i4cp member Fidelity Investments, a leading provider of employer benefits, announced this week that a survey it conducted in June found that most U.S. employers (84%) "…expect to revisit their health care benefit strategy this year, following the passage of health care reform legislation." That's not surprising in light of the persistent annual double-digit increases in health care costs and the ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Keys to Future HR Success

    The Keys to Future HR Success
    Maybe you're proud of the sheer productivity of your HR department. Your ratio of HR pros to employees is lower than the industry average, most transactional HR activities are delivered via self-service, and you have a finely tuned shared-services center. Generally speaking, your HR function is a lean, mean efficiency machine. Good for you. There's just one problem. By itself, it's ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Meetings: A Necessary Evil

    Meetings: A Necessary Evil
    How much time do you spend in meetings? How much of it is necessary? Industry Week reports that the estimated cost of wasted time in unproductive meetings exceeds $37 billion annually. Estimate a meeting’s cost by taking the average hourly rate of the participants - a conservative estimate for managers is $40/hour - and multiplying it by the number of people ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Strategies of Successful HR Executives

    Strategies of Successful HR Executives
    For HR professionals who suspect that the never-ending quest for the proverbial "seat at the table" is an unattainable objective, there are a growing number of examples of HR executives who have not only gained entry to the inner circle but have leveraged positions of significant influence within their organizations with great success. Such wins give those still wrestling with the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Seven First-Time Resume Concerns

    Seven First-Time Resume Concerns
    When you're a college student or recent grad and trying to write a resume, especially your first one, you'll face questions you typically won't find addressed in the current blizzard of resume books. That doesn't mean your questions aren't valid; it simply means the resume experts often overlook them, because they generally target mid-career audiences. As The MonsterTRAK Career Coach, I've ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Seven Things You Must Do in An Interview

    Seven Things You Must Do in An Interview
    When you are looking to make the Big Leap—the one that puts you closer to the power centers of a business or organization—the interview process will likely be different from what you've experienced before. The more senior the person or people you're interviewing with, the more definite their ideas are likely to be about what they're looking for. They know that ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Gaining Work Experience

    Gaining Work Experience
    Probably the hardest challenge for new HR workers, whether just out of college or transitioning from another field, is proving you have the skills and aptitude to do the job even though you have no actual work experience. It’s the familiar catch-22: You can't get a job without experience, and you can't get experience without a job. But there are more ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Five Ways To Build Leadership Skills

    Five Ways To Build Leadership Skills
    If you want to start developing leadership skills in your first job, here’s Lindsey Pollak’s advice: Begin with your eyes and ears. That’s what she did in her first role as a program coordinator for the American Woman’s Economic Development Corp. in Stamford, Connecticut. “My pay was very low, so my terrific boss - the executive director of the organization - ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Creating an Onboarding Plan

    Creating an Onboarding Plan
    There have been some very good posts written on the subject of onboarding. You can check them out here, here, and here. Some people think of orientation and onboarding as the same thing. I view onboarding as a longer process which includes orientation. Unfortunately, in many companies, orientation has become that half-day event where employees sign paperwork and review the employee handbook. That’s ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    4 Ways To Earn Respect In Your First Job

    4 Ways To Earn Respect In Your First Job
    When you’ve worked so hard to get that first job after college, the last thing you want is to screw it up. Sadly, new grads do it all the time. The problem rarely stems from lack of knowledge or poor technical skills. It often goes back to something simpler: Your persona in the workplace, particularly during your first few weeks on ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Temp in HR

    Temp in HR
    You've been trying to break into HR for a while now, so a friend suggests you contact a temporary placement agency about an opportunity in an HR department. At first, this sounds like a great idea, but now you're having second thoughts. Will this move help or hurt your career? Before you decide, consider the advantages and disadvantages of temporary work ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +7
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    HR 101: An Overview, Part II

    HR 101: An Overview, Part II
    Congratulations! You've picked a career that has so many options we've had to divide our overview into two parts. Part I covered the roles of HR generalists, compensation professionals and information systems (HRIS) specialists. If none of those seem like the right fit for you, don't despair. Consider one of the paths listed on the following pages for your human resources ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +12
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    How to Go to Business School for Free

    How to Go to Business School for Free
    Many business school applicants figure their essay writing is done when they learn they've gotten into one of the top business schools. Devin Griffin took the opposite tack when he received his Wharton acceptance letter, sitting down at his computer and writing yet another essay for the admissions committee. His thoughts on leadership would, he hoped, give him a shot at ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Evaluating the Job Offer

    Evaluating the Job Offer
    You've just been offered your first professional job in the real world. You breathe a sigh of relief: The search is over. Unfortunately, it's not. In many ways, the real work, deciding whether this job is really the one for you, is just about to begin. Looking for a job after college is difficult enough. Deciding on a job offer when ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Real-world Application of the Strategic Business Partner Role

    Real-world Application of the Strategic Business Partner Role
    Fourteen years after the publication of Dave Ulrich's ground-breaking book HR Champions, organizations are still grappling with how to implement his recommended model for organizing HR to deliver optimum value. A key to that model is becoming a strategic partner, or what has come to be known as the creation of a strategic business partner (SBP) role. According to a recent ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to be Accountable and Hold Others to it

    How to be Accountable and Hold Others to it
    This is a story of four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was asked to do it. Everybody was sure Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody's job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1

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